Asked • 04/24/19

What are the connotations of a "foot-washing baptist"?

In the book, *To Kill a Mockingbird*, the foot-washing baptists seem to be painted by Miss Maudie to be evil and to have a strict adherence to the "cleanliness of the soul." When Scout asks Miss Maudie if she is a "foot-washing baptist," Miss Maudie replies with "my shell's not that hard." To me, that means that being a foot-washing baptist has negative connotations, as Miss Maudie does not want to associate herself with such a group. Am I right in inferring that a "foot-washing baptist" is dissimilar from a baptist that practices foot-washing?What are the connotations of "foot-washing baptists" outside the context of the book?

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Connie Y. answered • 04/25/19

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BA/MFA in English Lit, Comp & Writing

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